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Jun 24, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Pressure Points for Physicians in Healthcare Transformation

The HORNE Healthcare team has been blogging recently about the necessary business model changes we think are inevitable to healthcare transformation. We’ve focused on the macro level, urging healthcare organizations to take action. While I believe our advice is sound for large systems, I am additionally concerned about the pressures physicians are feeling in their practices, particularly in small practices. In this blog, I’d like to introduce three issues I think will be important to physicians going forward. I will write in greater depth on each topic in the coming weeks. 

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Topics: Physicians, ACA, Transformation, Cost Accounting

Jun 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If You Build It, They Won’t Come

The 1989 movie Field of Dreams is one of my favorite baseball movies. In it, an Iowa farmer hears a mysterious voice tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” The voice is talking about building a baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield to attract the ghosts of the Chicago White Sox players banned from baseball for throwing the 1919 World Series. The ghosts appear, including the farmer’s father, and so do thousands of spectators.

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Topics: Transformation, Appropriate Care, ROI

May 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Failing to Act Now May Put Your Healthcare System at Risk

At a recent national conference, I heard top executives from some of the largest healthcare systems in the country discuss their business models and their healthcare delivery transformation during the past several years. We can count on the Geisingers and the Mayos, as well as other large systems, to lead the way, but I was struck by the extent of their progress towards offering value and outcomes to patients rather than the traditional models present today in many systems. They are doing, quite successfully, what many smaller systems are only beginning to debate. They are proving that new models can deliver better patient care and still be profitable.

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Topics: ACA, Data Analysis, Transformation, Cost Accounting

Mar 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Are You Ready to Capitalize on New Opportunities in Healthcare Transformation?

Bundled payments. Volume-to-value. Cost accounting. Process improvement. Patient engagement. Population health. Organizational leadership.

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Topics: Healthcare Quality, Population Health, Healthcare Reform, Transformation, Cost Accounting, Process Improvement